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Why Is It So Bad To Have Cockroaches In My Fort Worth Home?

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As some Texans might already know, there are many different types of cockroaches in Texas. These species include the American cockroach, the largest home-invading species; German cockroach, known for being the most common; and Oriental cockroach, which is also referred to as a "water bug." Two other species you might come across are Australian and smoky brown cockroaches.

In general, cockroaches have a reputation for being difficult to eliminate once they have infested a property. The best way to combat cockroaches and keep you and your family safe from them is by better understanding this pest. Below, you can learn about the signs of an infestation, how this pest is dangerous, and what you should do to get rid of it for good.

How Can I Tell If I Have Cockroaches In My Fort Worth Home?

There are several common signs of a cockroach infestation. You will notice that these signs don't include seeing the pest because they are nocturnal and will hide during the day, so the chances of you seeing them are pretty low. However, you may see chew marks on food packaging and clothing, books, and furniture damage. You might also see egg capsules, shed skin, smear marks, and pepper-like droppings in areas where they are most active.

How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Fort Worth Homes?

Whether you are dealing with American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, or another species, you may be in danger of some serious health concerns. Cockroaches are not known for their cleanliness but for carrying pathogens that can lead to dysentery, typhoid fever, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, cholera, listeriosis, E. coli, and giardia.

Cockroaches can also trigger allergies and asthma as they shed skin, leave behind carcasses, and stir up dust. On top of all this, they can also contaminate personal hygienic products, surfaces, and food with their waste and saliva.

No one should have to live under the conditions that cockroaches cause, so if you see any signs of this pest, you should act quickly to ensure their removal. 

Why Can't I Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My Fort Worth Home?

Trying to get rid of cockroaches on your own is a sure-fire way to cause yourself more stress. This is not because you are necessarily doing any wrong, but it is due to the tricky nature of the pest.

Cockroaches are known for their rapid reproduction rates, excellent hiding abilities, and adaptability. This pest is continually becoming more resistant to traditional pesticides, making store-bought cockroach control products useless against them. Using these products against cockroaches will only end up costing you more time and money with little results to show.

However, expert pest control treatments are effective and can remove an active infestation and protect you from future ones.

How Do I Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My Forth Worth Home Permanently?

If you want to get rid of cockroaches from your Fort Worth home permanently, you need assistance from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Due to the various types of cockroaches in Texas, multiple approaches and methods need to be considered for effective removal.

Our cockroach control products cover many species that do-it-yourself (DIY) treatments can't. Plus, with our pest control services, you will be under our home warranty, so if this pest returns between scheduled visits, we will come back and re-treat at no additional cost.

Contact us at All-Safe Pest & Termite for more information about our cockroach control services and the other ways we can help to keep your home a pest-free environment.

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